Love and Liberation

I have a hard time putting into words what I'm thinking about these days. I've gone inward mostly with my dialogue. Which isn't all bad. It's good to check yourself without a public audience. However, I know we need to continue the dialogue in the greater world as well. And that dialogue is one of... Continue Reading →

Good News?

The amount of sorrow, pain, and suffering these days. It threatens to silence me. Tries to back me into a corner. But I refuse (persist?). I refuse to allow the fear to barricade me in a tomb of silence. I'll allow my anger, my disgust, my anxiety the space it requires. Because if I go quiet. I... Continue Reading →

A Call to Rise

Why not? Why not use our voices? Why not rise up; called by the Holy Spirit? Wake up! Wake Up, Deborah! Arise, Barak! Why not use our gifts to make peace? Why not stir up hope for the bone weary? Why not acknowledge our shared and collective pain? Why not bring healing through our stories? Why not share our resurrections?... Continue Reading →

You are a Warrior, Woman.

~ "Yes, in Jesus, God was once a man. But also? In Jesus, God was once a baby—a baby who nestled in a woman’s womb, a baby whose life depended on a woman for nourishment, a baby who fell asleep on a woman’s chest, a baby whose first word could very well have been, "mama." ~Rachel... Continue Reading →

Religion and Politics

Politics and religion. Can they occupy the same air? I believe they can and that they do and that they have to. Intersections, you know? Politics is policy that affects people, and religion is about loving people. When we see a government institution failing, or, even worse, oppressing and marginalizing people groups. We step in and say... Continue Reading →

I am Pro-Life

I believe that LGBTQ lives have irreplaceable value. That this part of their identity is NOT a lifestyle or choice. But that it is how they were knit together as image bearers. I will fight for my brothers and sisters rights and lives. I believe that racism is alive and well and ingrained, we (white people)... Continue Reading →

Church, Leaving, Wandering…

I've read a lot of thought pieces recently on why young adults are leaving the institutional church. Often millennials are blamed (as is the case for most things these days, but that's another blog.. another day). Those in the church keep asking "Why?", keep pontificating about it. Keep wondering what's wrong with these people leaving? Where... Continue Reading →

For Such a Time As This

Esther 4:12-17 Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: "Don't think for a moment that because you're in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will... Continue Reading →

These are NOT Normal Times

I've been trying to write something here this whole week. And still, I'm not sure what it is I'm trying to say. So bear with me as I type it out. I'm heartbroken. I'm angry. I'm anxious. Should I not be these things? Maybe. Maybe I should suck it up and try to find the "Christian"... Continue Reading →

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